Poll results: Anyone planning on buying a smartwatch anytime soon?
- Will you be buying yourself a smartwatch anytime soon?
122 votes (122 votes) I have a smartwatch already
153 votes (153 votes) I will be buying one soon
449 votes (449 votes) I will wait until they get better
218 votes (218 votes) I will wait until they get cheaper
71 votes (71 votes) I will buy a smartwatch only if it has an Apple logo on it
273 votes (273 votes) Not interested
1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I chose I'd wait until they get cheaper. The Pebble Steel is the best looking smartwatch on the market, but I wouldn't pay $250 for it.
2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3302; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
No surprises there. The smartwatch department really needs improvement. I'm counting on all the OEM's to show what they have to show this year! Right now I think the Sony Smartwatch 2 Silver edition is the best.
3. a_merryman (Posts: 718; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Ummm, I'm excited about Apple releasing a smartwatch. And I'm sure they will do it right. But I'm not going to pick the "I will only buy a smartwatch if it has an Apple logo on it" option, as another company might release an even better option for me. Maybe you all shouldn't have worded it in such a ridiculous way. Or done a separate poll to see how many people are excited about an Apple or Google smartwatch.
8. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Well, you would be surprised who buys stuff because of a logo - pretty half of the U.S. population does that....
11. a_merryman (Posts: 718; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
That wasn't my point. My point was they shouldn't say they're surprised more people aren't excited about Apple releasing a smartwatch when they skewed the question so much. Even if they switched the option in the poll to "I plan to wait to see what Apple releases before making a decision" it would not be a good gauge on how excited people are about Apple possibly launching a smartwatch.
4. Augustine (Posts: 799; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
I love watches of the fine, mechanical kind. To me they are counter-points to my so many electronic gadgets with their veritable mechanical micro-machines and a style and craftsmanship that no smart watch has been capable of even getting close to.
5. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Waste of money - smartwatch does nothing my smartphone cannot do, except to be worn on my wrist - make a smart device that can do both, and then I may consider one, until then, I am sticking with a large screened smartphone....
6. BobWellington (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)
I backed the Agent watch on Kickstarter, but in typical KS fashion it is late. Probably looking at a May release instead of the original December date.
7. axllebeer (Posts: 266; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
I must've missed this poll. I'm in the marker for a Pebble. Now to decide which one. The 2013 or 2014 versions...
Is the extra $100+ worth it?
9. surethom (Posts: 321; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)
Until the are as thin as a normal watch & the battery lasts at least 7 days I won't be interested.
10. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
As of now smart-watches are just another tech trick to lure customers into believing that they own something cool...the only smart thing about it is the company who is able to convince a consumer that they need one.
12. profperez1 (Posts: 49; Member since: 08 May 2012)
I don't like notifications. I want to check my device when I decide I have time to do so. So I don't want to look at my watched and be bothered. I suppose a text message with an audio responce would be nice. But not going to give Apple $300 just cause.